Most Australians don't read terms and conditions or other contracts, so lawyers are experimenting with comics, graphics and other ways to make them more understandable.
Search and rescue personnel scan a home in the aftermath of a mudslide, Jan. 13, 2018, in Montecito, California.
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In response to mudslides that have killed at least 20 people in Southern California, a geologist calls for more resources to study and map landslide hazards so residents can understand the risks.
The study found that in order to pay for insurance people were cutting down on heating, food and outings.
People on low incomes put insurance cover first – even if it means doing without basic goods.
We’re living longer than ever. But how many of those years will we be healthy?
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How many healthy years of life do you have ahead before you become unhealthy – and then die? One model tries to find the answer.
Climate change will increase the risk of owning properties in coastal cities like Miami – but the insurance industry is
Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into Houston neighborhoods following hurricane Harvey in August. Allstate expects US$593 million in insurance losses for August due to the hurricane.
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Insurance-linked securities aim to shield insurers and governments from huge costs following disasters. But they bear eerie similarities to the securities that caused the 2008 financial meltdown.
Immokalee, Florida sustained heavy damage during Hurricane Irma.
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The bills now pending in Congress won't do what it will take.
Relatively few homes hit by Harvey have flood insurance.
The federal government created a program in 1968 to insure homes in the US from flooding, yet few of the houses hammered by Harvey's record rainfall were covered.
Australia has a series of transport injury insurance, compensation and rehabilitation schemes.
It's time for Australia's personal injury insurance schemes to start preparing for change.
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Insurers complain noisily when regulators step in to stop them charging more to some groups, but there might be a benefit to us all when a better balance is found.
Low-cost housing development on the city outskirts can expose owners to higher costs in the long run.
People are taking on larger future risks and costs just so they can buy a house. Increases in new home owners are seen as a positive development, but what if they can't afford the ongoing costs?
Insurers could play a key role in adapting to climate change.
As natural disasters become more intense, it's time for insurance companies to help communities adapt to climate change.
What do you mean, risk-taker?
Facebook has banned insurance firm Admiral from using its data but research suggests it could predict if you're a risk taker.
Business executives need to pay more attention to the information they are protecting.
Instead of relying on cyber insurance to protect businesses against the damages of attacks, executives should get to know the information they are protecting.
New ASIC regulations aim to improve transparency in the life insurance industry.
Data on the outcomes of life insurance claims will not only help individual customers but also financial advisers and super funds acting on behalf of consumers.
Many Australians will not benefit from the Financial Services Council’s new life insurance code, Gail Pearson says.
The Financial Services Council code of conduct for life insurance is the industry's last chance to reform before the government steps in.
Is the rise of big data and the use of algorithms by businesses to blame for modern society's ills?
Hurricane Wilma in 2005 was the last major storm to rock Florida – and its insurance market.
Even though Hurricane Matthew has been downgraded to category 3, it's expected to cause substantial damage to Florida and other states in the region. The question is, who pays.
Health Insurers should be offering insurance that covers primary care, Paolucci argues.
Business Briefing: treat the cause not the symptoms of problems with private health insurance
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If customers are questioning the value of private health insurance its because of the way the system is distorted by government incentives.
Self-driving technology could change the way the insurance industry works, with carmakers on the hook.